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 CITES CoP17 website

CITES CoP17 website

 

South Africa is a highly appropriate location for the CITES CoP17 given the frontline wildlife challenges and opportunities being tackled on the continent. From 24 September - 5 October 2016, Johannesburg will host the seventeenth conference of the parties to CITES. Follow the link to visit the new CITES CoP17 website: www.citescop17jhb.co.za.

Environment sector gender strategy

Environment sector gender strategy

 

The National Gender Policy Framework  establishes guidelines for South Africa as a nation to take action to remedy the historical legacy by defining new terms of reference for interacting with each other in both the private and public spheres, and by proposing and recommending an institutional framework that facilitates equal access to goods and services for both women and men. 

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MEC Sekoati kands over waste transfer station in Lepelle Nkumpi Municipality on behalf of Deputy Minister Thomson

MEC Sekoati kands over waste transfer station in Lepelle Nkumpi Municipality on behalf of Deputy Minister Thomson

 


The MEC for Limpopo Economic Development, Environment and Tourism, Mr Seaparo Sekoati, will, on behalf of the Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Barbra Thomson, handover a Waste Transfer Station on 23 June 2016 at Mathibela Village (Zebediela) in Limpopo Province.

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Draft Biodiversity Management Plan for the Pickersgill’s reed frog for public comment

Draft Biodiversity Management Plan for the Pickersgill’s reed frog for public comment

 


Minister Molewa published draft Biodiversity Management Plan for Pickersgill Reed Frog (Hyperolius pickersgilli) in Government Gazette No. 40058 (Notice 337 of 2016).The aim is to improve conservation status of Hyperolius pickersgilli and secure its future survival in the wild.

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Environmental Affairs on Youth Month 2016

Environmental Affairs on Youth Month 2016

 

Youth Month coincides with Environment Month and DEA would like to take this opportunity to highlight its efforts aimed at job creation and empowering the youth in the environment sector. This period provides a great opportunity to raise awareness on the environment, environmental education, job opportunities in the sector and the green economy.

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National registration of operations that breed appendix-I animal species for non-commercial purposes

National registration of operations that breed appendix-I animal species for non-commercial purposes

 


The Department of Environmental Affairs, working together with the provincial nature conservation authorities has begun a process of registering all breeders who breed Appendix I species for international trade purposes.

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June is Environment Month

June is Environment Month

 

Celebration of Environment Month is an annual event on calendar of South Africa’s environment sector. World Environment Day (WED), celebrated on 5 June and convened under theme is: Go wild for Wildlife: Zero Tolerance for Illegal Wildlife Trade, is a key driver of  June Environment Month celebrations.
 

23 June 2016 - The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) will host the first national Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) Stakeholder Summit, on 28th June 2016, at  Atlantic Beach Golf Club, Melkbosstrand, Cape Town. MSP is a process that enables better development of ocean uses.


23 June 2016 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa will lead a waste management awareness campaign on Friday 24 June 2016, in Fort Beaufort, Eastern Cape. The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness and educate the community members on waste management. 


Mr Seaparo Sekoati

23 June 2016 - The MEC for Limpopo Economic Development, Environment and Tourism Mr Seaparo Sekoati, will on behalf of the Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Barbara Thomson, preside over a graduation ceremony of 92 unemployed leaners who competently completed Environmental Practice Learnership Programme on Friday 24 June 2016 at the Capricorn TVET College in Polokwane, Limpopo Province.


Mr Sakumzi Somyo23 June 2016 - The Eastern Cape MEC of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Mr Sakumzi Somyo launched the Working on Waste (WoW) programme today, 23 June 2016, in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape. The WoW programme seeks to address the problem of increased volumes of waste and the backlog in the provision of waste services...


22 June 2016 - The gazetting of the Draft Biodiversity Management Plan is in line with the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004 (Act No. 10 of 2004). Pickersgill Reed Frog (Hyperolius pickersgilli) is a small frog known only from limited and highly fragmented coastal wetland habitat in KwaZulu-Natal.